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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Piedra Vista High School is an above average, public school located in Farmington, NM. It has 1,448 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Piedra Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1080
15 responses
Average ACT
24
169 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,368
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Football
    20%
  • Rivalry week
    14%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Graduation
    10%
  • Softball & Volleyball games & homecoming week
    9%
  • Marching Band!
    7%
  • Parades
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,448
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,115
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,525/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Piedra Vista High School is a wonderful school. Going into my fourth year at PV my favorite things are the challenging materials that are taught in the classes. I also love the culture at the school which is very positive, and there is a push for everyone to be involved which can be seen with how the teachers interact with the students and how the students treat each other. I love knowing that my teachers care about my learning and my overall well being. Pv is the place to be!
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Many universities worry about their diversity on campus. Here at Piedra Vista, we don't have to ensure a diverse campus. Our town, Farmington, New Mexico, is one of the most diverse communities in the United States. The differences between peers blend together to create a unique educational experience.
In English class, my peers provide multiple perspectives to the writing that are influenced by their own cultures and beliefs. It makes students think about popular works with a different mindset, perspectives uncommon elsewhere. Diversity leads to better learning and new ideas.
My school encourages its students to push beyond the boundaries. This year, my peers and I planned a project to implement green energy on campus. However, the school's one fault is to bite off more than it can chew. It was difficult for us to receive support. It's the same for school sports and arts programs. While we are understaffed and underfunded, we make up for what we lack with our Panther Pride.
Piedra Vista High School was an interesting experience for me. Most of the teachers were genuinely concerned for the welfare of their students and wanted to see them succeed. Others were under qualified and not aware of half of what was going on in the classrooms. I didn't feel very safe, but that was mostly due to the other students. There could have been more discipline when it came to rowdy kids, but those who were obedient and working hard often felt like they were being punished for the mistakes of others. I think there should have been more ways to prepare the students for college, such as college prep classes, etc. There are many great aspects of PV and I learned a lot from my time there.